Supervisor, Plant Services

University of Northern Iowa   Cedar Falls, IA   Full-time     Management
Posted on March 10, 2023
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Supervisor Plant Services

Job Category:    Merit Supervisory (Non-Clerical)            

Type of Position: Probationary

Full Consideration Date: Thursday, March 9th, 2023.

Advertising Started on: Monday, March 27th, 2023.

Hiring Department:  Grounds Services

Department: Grounds Services  

Salary: $21.54/hr. - $21.54/hr. (potential for higher starting rate based on qualifications)

Pay Grade: MERIT.SUP.13           

Percent of Time/Week: 100

Service Schedule: Merit 12 months

 Position Description:

Under general supervision, assigns work to be consistent with Facilities Management priorities; supervises the operational activities of the Grounds Services program; provides training and orientation to new employees regarding departmental operation procedures; administers performance appraisals; provides guidance on layout, staking, plant installation, sodding, seeding, mulching; ensures uniformity and aesthetically pleasing layout of plants; procures, selects, and oversees the mixing and application of pesticides as it relates to our Integrated Pest Management (IPM); and performs other related duties as assigned.

This is a first shift position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Potential for higher starting wage based on qualifications. 

Required Qualifications:

Four years’ experience excluding apprenticeship in the applicable craft, trade, or plant service supervised; or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience; must have successfully completed commercial certification tests (3OT-Ornamental and Turf) for application of pesticides and eligible to be certified; may be required to successfully complete other commercial certification tests as required; and possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture or Turfgrass Management.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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University of Northern Iowa

027 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls , IA